Photo: "Walkie-Talkie" building
Building designed by Uruguayan-born architect, Rafael Viñoly, is melting expensive cars and bicycles along an English street.
Nicknamed “the Walkie Talkie,” the skyscraper located at 20 Fenchurch Street in London is reflecting powerful sun rays due to its unique shape.
The curved glass exteriors are acting as parabolic reflectors for sunlight.
Interestingly, this is not the architect’s first design that has burned passersby and damaged personal property.
The Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas, also known as “Death Ray Hotel,” was forced to install an anti-reflective film in 2010.
Viñoly was born in Uruguay but attended the University of Buenos Aires.
Check out images of the damage caused by 20 Fenchurch Street below.
Powerful sunlight along shadowy London street. (City A.M. / Laura Lean)
Singed carpet in shop located across the street from the “Walkie Talkie” building.(City A.M. / Laura Lean)
This Jaguar was allegedly “melted” by the “Walkie Talkie.”(City A.M. / Laura Lean)
The Jaguar “melted” while parked in direct contact with the intense rays.(City A.M. / Laura Lean)
Photo Credits: City A.M. / Laura Lean